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Arctic Panzer Wolf - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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2,704 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,704
Reviews: 658
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 511
Gots: 298 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A massive IPA that will leave your palate it’s hapless victim. Scorched earth is our brewery policy.

100 IBU

(Beer added by: paco1029384756 on 09-10-2009)
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Hopdaemon39

New York

4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a tulip- pours a bright golden orange color, somewhat hazy, two finger head, doesn't stay very long, only a few spots of lacing.

Nose is very hoppy- citrus and pine. Grapefruit, lemon, balanced evenly with the pine. Lovely.

Taste is consistent- grapefruit up front, followed by a little bit of pale malt, then great resiny bitterness and pine hops towards the end. Has a long, dry finish. Excellent.

Great mouthfeel as well- light, closer to medium body, moderate carbonation, a great does of resin. I really like this one- it's fresh, and it definitely lives up to the Three Floyds reputation. Try it if you love hops and see it!

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2012 01:13:09 | More by Hopdaemon39
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Whenever I saw this beer on the shelves, I passed it by – a DIPA that had no bottle date was never appealing to me. This time, though, the cashier assured me that the bottle had been sitting there for “no more than two or three weeks,” so I finally pulled the trigger. Cheers to (hopefully fresh) beer!

A: Pours with quite a bit of chill haze over an orange juice-colored body; this one has been refrigerated for most of its lifetime. Head is all off-white bubbles, sudsy as can be. Small chunks of bubbled lacing.

S: Starts with a blast of resiny hops: grapefruit, pine, mango. Grains are syrup-heavy, with lots of caramel, biscuit, and dark honey; standard for the style. Moderately potent, but not 100 IBU strong.

T: Thick palate with a bold taste of chewy malts: lots of sweet, natural caramel tastes and grainy bread. Big malt backbone, but with an earthy touch to it all; fortunately, it’s more graininess than sweetness. Lightly toasted tastes transition into heavy hop resins, full with pine and grapefruit rind tastes; quite dark in its bitterness, only showing traces of light, flowery tones. It’s really impressive how wonderfully the hops and grains are balanced, shown by how mild the aftertaste is: the finish is really just a touch of herbal dryness. It leaves me wondering how such a brutally hopped beer can end so peacefully.

M: A pop or two of carbonation is felt as it goes down, but not much else. Full-bodied is the word here, and it’s very well-done.

O: One hell of a DIPA; I enjoyed it more than their beloved Dreadnaught. I have a feeling that it wasn’t perfectly fresh, but I definitely liked what I got – and one of the signs of a great beer is that it can stand the test of a few weeks’ time. Would definitely buy again.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2012 00:25:57 | More by BarryMFBurton
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Chrixsus

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-10-2012 14:32:26 | More by Chrixsus
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RDWhin01ss


5/5  rDev +17.4%

08-10-2012 12:54:01 | More by RDWhin01ss
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aanakinskywalker

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -12%

08-10-2012 03:26:55 | More by aanakinskywalker
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beenitty

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-07-2012 18:46:46 | More by beenitty
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JDizzle

Indiana

4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ha on tap at Three Floyd's pub.
Got a 10oz snifter for $5.

Pours a beautiful gold copper cooler with a sweet white head. Looks like the perfect DIPA.

The aroma consist of grapefruit, pineapple, and mango. Very hoppy smelling. Soooo good!!

Yeah Buddy!!! This is one badass DIPA. A blast of citrus upfront that is bitter and a nice biscuity malt on the finish so it's not a one sided monster.

Mouthfeel is huge. Syrupy with nice carbs.

Totally different than Dreadnaught, but just as good.

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2012 17:32:14 | More by JDizzle
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justiceavocado

California

5/5  rDev +17.4%

08-07-2012 00:19:30 | More by justiceavocado
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TheBrewo

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We pour a dusky, pumpkin orange brew. It holds a two finger tannish head, showing great retention. Thick sheets of lacing are left around the glass, with a thick foam across the top of the beer for the remainder of the tasting. There is a thick haze, but no sediment, and carbonation appears robust. The aroma is glorious with huge citrics and soap. Floral, nectary sugars of peach, nectarine, and under ripe banana add fruit, while booze adds pepper and spice. The malts are light, toasty, and metallic. Lemon tannins of a lemony breakfast tea come out with warmth. Our first impression is that this guy is surprisingly bitter. The flavoring opens with toasted malts and citric hops, lemon and orange, and some pine. Sour grain and lactics, along with an added citric sugariness mark the start. The peak shows warm spice, bitter clove, and light medicinals. The bitterness begins, with dirty and muddy pine cones. These carry to the finish, with lactic sours, more clovey phenols, and bittering citric hop cone and rind. The aftertaste breathes of fresh florals, citrus, earthy hop resin, sweet white sugar, and general citric bitterness. Really the aftertaste encompasses most of big aromatics. The body is medium, and the carbonation is medium to high. There is biting metallic astringency down the tongue and hard palate, with a satisfying slurp, cream, and pop to each sip. The final drops are slick and oily, and the beer drinks nicely. The abv is appropriate.

Overall, what we liked best about this beer was the aroma. There was such a great bright hop, and a beautiful mix of sugary sweetness. This is why the first few sips were so surprising in their bitterness. With warmth, however, the spice and hops really cool down, and come to a supreme balance with the malts, for a great representation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2012 22:04:57 | More by TheBrewo
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drewson111


4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-06-2012 05:36:09 | More by drewson111
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3FloydsZombie


4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-05-2012 22:25:13 | More by 3FloydsZombie
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WoodburyMN

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-05-2012 16:37:00 | More by WoodburyMN
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DonDeDieulicious

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12%

08-04-2012 16:56:00 | More by DonDeDieulicious
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TNasty1126

Hawaii

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-04-2012 04:39:45 | More by TNasty1126
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bdn72

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-03-2012 18:43:47 | More by bdn72
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MSEGUIN

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-03-2012 02:18:02 | More by MSEGUIN
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Momar42

Maryland

4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber into Duvel tulip

A - pours a hazy medium yellow with one finger of white head. Foam has medium sized loose bubbles and looks great. Decent lacing as it recedes fairly fast.

S - citrus, grapefruit, some tropical notes. lovely smelling beer, as is the FFF standard.

T - wow. nose comes through in the taste just as expected but stronger. sweetness up front but hops take over in the middle and carry it through to the bitter end (sorry). just a great tasting DIPA.

M - medium to heavy. sticky but desirable in this brew. sits on the palate as it assaults it too. Definitely a full bodied beer.

O - FFF seldom disappoints and often hits a Homerun...APW is certainly in the latter category. This is a top notch DIPA, maybe not the best but certainly worth mentioning. I didnt think it would be possible but I prefer it over Dreadnaught to be perfectly honest. Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 01:44:31 | More by Momar42
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MSchore


5/5  rDev +17.4%

07-31-2012 14:08:51 | More by MSchore
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BeerHunter76

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -12%

07-30-2012 20:21:47 | More by BeerHunter76
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BeerOps

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-30-2012 00:51:59 | More by BeerOps
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raffy313

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-29-2012 16:47:35 | More by raffy313
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TequilaTom

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-26-2012 23:16:55 | More by TequilaTom
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-26-2012 14:40:13 | More by cadaugherty
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-26-2012 05:32:50 | More by UltimateLivewire
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bayner34

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-24-2012 17:48:40 | More by bayner34
Arctic Panzer Wolf from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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